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  • McHenry County's Metra representative resigns over time conflicts

    McHenry County’s new representative on the Metra Board is stepping down only a year into his four-year term, citing schedule conflicts.
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Task force unveils proposed McHenry County township consolidation maps (with video)

    WOODSTOCK – A working group created to examine consolidating McHenry County’s townships unveiled three boundary options Tuesday.
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Illinois House panels hear testimony on spending $5B in federal funds

    CHICAGO — An agency that boosts Illinois' emergency response efforts wants to be added to a proposal allowing the state to authorize spending roughly ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 5:33 pm
  • Team of officers keeping tabs on medical marijuana disbanded

    CHICAGO – A law enforcement team put together to oversee the state’s medical cannabis program has been disbanded because of the Illinois budget crisis ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Illinois agencies cover half the pay for Gov. Bruce Rauner's staff

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner promised a leaner and more transparent administration. But the Republican is rigorously following his predecessors' pr ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • Longmeadow Parkway slated for 2016 start despite Barrington Hills opposition

    Work on the long-planned Longmeadow Parkway likely will start as anticipated next spring, despite opposition that now includes one of the local govern ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Cary pushes through process for Metra facility improvements

    CARY – A survey of land ownership, from which Cary officials expect results in the coming weeks, will be one more item off the list that stands betwee ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Illinois pet owners could face charges for leaving animals outdoors

    CHICAGO — People who leave a pet outside in extreme heat or cold could face misdemeanor charges under a new Illinois law.
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 9:19 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs tougher DUI law prompted by Wonder Lake teen’s death

    Repeat DUI offenders, such as the one who killed a Wonder Lake teen 12 years ago, will have a harder time getting their driver’s licenses back under a ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • McConnell to Obama: Stop demonizing Iran deal opponents

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is treating his drive to win congressional approval for his nuclear deal with Iran like a political campaign, maki ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Illinois to close money-losing shooting complex, campground

    SPARTA – The state of Illinois plans at the end of this month to close a money-losing shooting complex that regularly draws thousands each summer for ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner ties CPS help to statewide changes in union rights

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says he'll help blunt a financial crisis in Chicago Public Schools, as long as communities in the rest of the state g ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 5:12 pm
  • Obama: Critics of Iran nuclear deal 'selling a fantasy'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama assailed critics of his Iran nuclear deal Wednesday as "selling a fantasy" to the American people, warning Congres ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Illinois Senate votes to reject lawmaker salary increase

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers will forego a roughly $1,400 pay raise under legislation approved by the state Senate.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Rauner signs law allowing 'right to try' experimental drugs

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation allowing terminally ill patients in Illinois to use experimental drugs that might help them.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
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